GWR Loco Green Pre-1928

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jsherratt
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GWR Loco Green Pre-1928

Postby jsherratt » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:56 pm

This is probably a long shot but....

Has anyone here done any experimenting to see if any of the acrylic range of paint from Tamiya or Vallejo are close to the pre-1928 darker shade of GWR loco green?

As an example, XF 61 Dark Green or XF 26 Deep Green in the Tamiya range look as though they might be in the right area.

I have an old Mallard 517 kit that is being overhauled and rebuilt and will hopefully be ready for a coat of paint before too long.

I may have a bash and do some experimenting myself, but if someone else has already looked at this there is (as they say) no point in reinventing the wheel....

Cheers, John

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Re: GWR Loco Green Pre-1928

Postby Russ Elliott » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:28 am

It's difficult to judge from on-screen paint swabs, but the XF-26 Deep Green looks a better match for the pre-1928 colour. (And some people might not regards even that as dark enough.)

https://www.toyco.co.nz/products/550/ta ... 10ml-1.jpg

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Re: GWR Loco Green Pre-1928

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Re: GWR Loco Green Pre-1928

Postby Russ Elliott » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:44 pm

http://www.gwr.org.uk/liverieslococolour.html

I have been adding some currently-available paints to that page where there seems to be a consensus that they are a good match.

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Re: GWR Loco Green Pre-1928

Postby jsherratt » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:31 pm

Thanks for the thoughts. I agree it looks as though the Tamiya Deep Green may be the way to go. There is a aircraft/tanks/ships model shop near here where I should be able to get some.

I did look at Vallejo Model Air 71-018 camouflage black green which is possible, but as the name suggests this is very dark and perhaps too dark.

Anyway, work and other things have been getting in the way so the loco is not yet ready for painting. I will report back when it is, and let you know how I get along.

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Re: GWR Loco Green Pre-1928

Postby jsherratt » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:36 am

To follow on from my note earlier this month.

I obtained a jar of Tamiya acrylic deep green. However, on inspection it comes out lighter than the colour swatch would suggest. It is also quite a blue shade of green.

I have since discovered Humbrol do a GWR loco green acrylic paint although it is the later, lighter shade of green. I've orderd a pot of this for closer inspection.

John


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